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If you are attending the Wednesday Night Supper, please check the number of meals in the attendance book. The meal for April 24th is Lasagna, salad, garlic toast.

The flowers are given to the Glory of God and in loving memory of Creighton Shull on the occasion of the 94th year of his birth by Flo Johnson. Remembering all that you were and the love you gave to family and friends.

There will be a Finance Meeting at 4 pm and a Council Meeting at 5 pm. today.

Mother Daughter Friend Banquet will be on Friday, May 10 at 6:30 pm Tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under. Please see Susan Basnett, Sandy Cobia, Sylvia Allison, or Flo Johnson for tickets. The deadline for ticket purchase is Sunday, May 5th.

There will be no Bible Study on May 1 and May 2.

There will be a Bingo Night on May 1 following the Wednesday Night Meal. Prize donations are appreciated. See Adriana McMurphy.

Please pick up your donation statement for the 1st quarter of 2024. They are on the credenza in the Narthex. If you did not receive a statement and would like one please contact the office.

Pastor Debbie will be on vacation April 26 – May 6. If you have an emergency, please contact the office or Regina Lowell.

If you have a family member at PSUMC graduating from high school or college, please provide the name, school where they are graduating from, and degree. We will recognize our graduates on Sunday, June 2nd.

COLUMBIA BETHLEHEM CENTER - The United Women In Faith mission emphasis for the month of April is Columbia Bethlehem Center. Their wish list is Cleaning Supplies (bathroom /kitchen cleaners, Windex, toilet bowl cleaner) Paper Towels, Bathroom Tissue, Paper,  Stamps  Small Bottles of Water, Bleach, Lysol Wipes (small packs), Gift Cards ($5-10 increments): Walmart, Kroger, Food Lion, Family Dollar/ Dollar General, Printing Paper. The collection location is in Mission Corner. Thank you for helping us make their wish come true.

The following items are needed for God’s Helping Hands: apple juice, canned fruit, dry milk, crackers, sugar, small cans with pop tops (for the homeless).

Worship Service for April 21, 2024

Service of Worship

Platt Springs United Methodist Church

West Columbia, SC

April 21, 2024 – 11:00 A.M.

Good Shepherd Sunday

Welcome and Announcements                                Marguerite Sterling                          

*Please stand as Audrey Collins brings the Light of Christ forward

*Choral Introit      “The King of Love My Shepherd Is” vs. 1 (Becky Cobb directing)

*Call to Worship

L: The God of all shepherds has called us here.

P: We come today, celebrating God’s love for us.

L: The Good Shepherd has given his life for us.

P: We come today, thanking Jesus for his witness and his teaching.

L: The Shepherding Spirit moves through us, bringing us new hope.

P: We come today ready to celebrate and to praise God. AMEN.

*Hymn                  “Savior Like a Shepherd Lead Us”           UMH #381

Book of Acts                             Acts 4:5-12                          Paul Guffey

Pastoral Prayer          (followed by the Lord’s Prayer)

Young Disciples                              

*Affirmation of Faith:         “The Apostles Creed”               UMH #881                                            

*Gloria Patri                      “Glory Be To the Father”                      # 70                                  

Worshipping God with Our Tithes & Offerings                                                          

Offertory          “Holy, Holy, Holy”                  Debbie Ruth & William Robles (Debbie’s Grandson plays the Cello)

*Doxology “Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow”            #95

*Gospel Reading        John 10: 11-18

Message:               “The Good Shepherd”                        Pastor Debbie

*Sending Forth- “O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing”     vs. 1,2,3 & 7        UMH #57                    

* Blessing & Benediction   The Good Shepherd leads us forward, from this place, into the world to serve God’s people, to witness to God’s love in all that we do. Go in peace and God’s peace will go with you. AMEN.

*Postlude                                                                                Debbie Ruth                                                                                                                      

(* We invite you to stand and participate as able)  

Prayer List April 21, 2024

Please pray for all of our healthcare workers and first

responders and everyone who has been affected by COVID-19.


Rick and Deree Stobaugh

David Brantley

JC Hyatt

Buck Jones

James Ward

Carole Eubanks

Frank Basnett

Nancy Baker

Audrey Gardner

Agnes Pittman

Lucy Eden

Betty Bradley

Wanda Young

Nursing Homes/Assisted Living

Lorine Crapps

Carol Crowninshield

Paul Mullins, Debbie Summers uncle

Bob and Jessie Sargent


Ashley Steele

Greta Jackson, friend of Butch Gause

Larry Long, father of Linda Lamb’s daughter-in-law

Kelley Edwards, friend of Sandy Cobia

Corky Dawkins, friend of Bernadette Weston

Audrey and Brian Gardner

Audrey Barclay, Susan Basnett’s mother

Timothy White, Roger Kinard’s great nephew

Phil Dennis, Lavonne Roof’s brother

Charlie Stroud, Wanda Young’s brother

Lauren Goodenough, friend of Laura Hooper

Michelle Lane, friend of Laura Hooper

Doris and Curtis Clamp

Malinda Hutcherson, Becky Cobb’s sister

Praise Reports      

Holly Stanley, Rebecca Nobbs’ daughter

Alice Haddox, friend of Grace Harper

Flo Johnson

Cay Houck

Ronnie Hill, friend of Wanda Young

Chandler Clark,  Wanda Young’s grandson


Parker Albrecht, Navy

Connor Crouch, Army

Zach Timmons, Marine Reserve

Steven Apgar, Army

Marshall Hannon, Navy


The family of Will Collins, Mary Ann Nielson’s brother

To keep in contact with everyone on our prayer list we're going to clean the names that have been here for several weeks.  If your name, or a loved one's name, has been listed here for three weeks, make sure to give Melody at (803)794-3415 or Grace Harper at  (803) 796-8166 a call so we'll keep them listed.  Thanks and God bless you!

PSUMC: A Great Place to Be.

Phone: 803-794-3415


3215 Platt Springs Road, West Columbia, SC 29170

Office Hours: Mon-Thur 9:00am to 1:00pm

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